Our Mission

 

The Turn is a nonprofit organization in Northeast Ohio dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people with physical disabilities through innovative programs combining functional fitness and adaptive recreation.

 

Our Program

 

 

 

 

 

The Turn offers innovative programs combining functional fitness training and adaptive recreation to help people with physical disabilities improve balance, coordination, muscle strength and, most importantly, self-esteem.

Our Facilities

 

The campus of the Wharton Golf Center at North Olmsted Golf Club is a state-of-the-art facility with a functional fitness center, indoor practice facility and 9-hole executive golf course offering adaptive accessibility equipment

"The Turn was one of the most important factors in my father’s ability to live a full and active life. We hope to encourage and support others to experience the same joy.”

 

Changing Course. Improving Life.

The Turn is provided free of charge, either as part of individual or group program sessions.  Weekly programming is conducted year round (45 weeks per year) on the campus of the Wharton Golf Center at North Olmsted Golf Club.

Functional Fitness

Specialized training from our team fitness-oriented physical therapists and athletic trainers, in addition to support staff from the Cleveland Clinic’s Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy department

 

Adaptive Recreation

Our talented team of PGA professionals provide specialized instruction to help participants overcome physical challenges and improve their abilities both on and off the course

Interested in Participating in the Program?

Contact Shellie McQuaid at 440-686-1070 (ext. 210) or email smcquaid@jointheturn.org.

Herb Werner Named 2019 Player-Of-The-Year

At the 14th Annual Join The Turn Outing, Herb Werner, a 5-year member of The Turn, was named the 2019 Player-of-the-Year.  Learn more about Herb's story...

The Turn Piece by Channel 5 WEWS Given National Award

There are many ways people can deal with challenges in their lives. They can ignore the realities, or they can break through the bars of their new environment. We found people from one local program who are not rolling over in...

Bills Wills shines spotlight on The Turn at Annual Meeting

Last week, the back patio of the North Olmsted Golf Club was transformed into the set of Hollywood talk show, and, believe it or not, the sun was shining. Attendees of the Annual Meeting were treated to a...

Remembering Robert A. Wharton

This past weekend, the Northern Ohio Golf Association family lost one of its long-time members and a truly important visionary. Robert A. Wharton passed away on Friday, March 15th at the age of 88. Many golfers knew Bob not only...

Frann R. Zverina: A Celebration of Life

(L to R: Frann Zverina, Barb Fitz, Kim Gardner, Gina Babinec and Denny Fitz) With great sadness, The Turn lost a very special member of its family, with the passing of Frann R. Zverina on October 19 at the young age of 66. ...

Kevin Gillespie Awarded The Turn Player of the Year

More than 200 of The Turn’s participants, their family and friends, donors, volunteers and staff gathered at the Wharton Center for the 13th Annual Join The Turn Outing.  The double shotgun event, celebrating the importance of...

The Turn featured on Ideastream WVIZ

Courtesy of ideastream By Timothy Dubravetz The author  H.S. Scrivener attributed a saying to friends of his named the Allens.... That "To play golf is to spoil an otherwise enjoyable walk." People laugh at the expression, but...

The Range at The Turn

By Stefan Taylor “The Range at The Turn” is part of an ongoing complete accessibility campaign at The Turn’s campus of the Wharton Center at North Olmsted Golf Club.  The artificial turf driving range is in the first fairway and...

Seminars Offer Educational Opportunities for Improvement Both On and Off the Course

The Turn's commitment to enhancing health and wellness of the physically challenged community continues to go beyond its weekly program for individuals and local groups.  Educational opportunities have become a key component to...

12th Annual Join The Turn Outing Celebrates Life-Changing Impact of Program

More than 200 of The Turn's participants, their family and friends, donors, volunteers and staff gathered at the Wharton Center for the 12th Annual Join The Turn Outing.  The double shotgun event, celebrating the importance of...
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Individual Programming (By appointment only) @ Wharton Golf Center at North Olmsted Golf Club
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Individual Programming (By appointment only) @ Wharton Golf Center at North Olmsted Golf Club
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Individual Programming (By appointment only) @ Wharton Golf Center at North Olmsted Golf Club
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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